plan ahead - April

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Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in April. Experience the Maldives before monsoon season, take part in Thailand’s New Year festivities, and enjoy sunny Cyprus in full bloom.

 


Idyllic Maldives

April is one of the best months to visit the Maldives, falling at the end of the high season before the monsoons in May. A transitional month, it’s mostly dry with hot temperatures of up to 32°C cooled by sea breezes, and clear, warm waters of around 29°C. Each luxury resort occupies its own private island, making it the perfect destination for a quiet romantic getaway, honeymoon, or spa holiday, as well as water adventures. April falls in the surfing season, and diving conditions are good all year round.


 

Malé, Maldives
Distance: 3,351 km
Flight Time: 4 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: 2 flights a day

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Songkran in Thailand

If you visit Thailand over April 13–15, you’re likely to find yourself part of the Songkran festivities. The country’s traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations involve three days of exciting water fights in the streets and are celebrated all around Thailand. Along with sightseeing and experiencing authentic Thai cuisine, take part in the local festivities for a memorable holiday.


 

Bangkok, Thailand
Distance: 5,268 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 4 flights a day

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Cyprus in full bloom

Cyprus is very sunny year-round, and although summer is the most popular season, April is ideal – when the weather is sunny but not too hot, and the landscape is in full bloom. The Mediterranean island offers plenty of sandy beaches and ancient sights, as well as hiking and cycling trails in the forested Troodos Mountains.


 

Larnaca, Cyprus
Distance: 2024 km
Flight Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes
Frequency: 10 flights a week

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